Month: September 2010

One bullet short of a full gun (30)

  • Salad: LovelyWife is away this week on a business trip. As part of the recruitment aspect of her job, she gets to visit exotic locales like Montréal, Sainte-Foy and Sherbrooke. How exciting! This of course means that I get to spend the week with CutieDaughter and AudaciousSon, making salad for every single meal we have. That’s right, we’re eating salad when LovelyWife is not around. None of that poutine, pizza and fries. None. At. All.
  • My Ha-Ha moment: Who ever said “You are what you eat” was a dumbass. In fact, I’m having a pear right now and… Oh. Nevermind.
  • Vane: There’s nothing like going to a new dentist to make you feel like crap. Apparently, my old dentist was just a guy with really small drills. I was told I need braces, a gum graft, that I could have the spaces between my front teeth covered by some veneers or filled with some kind of bonding agent, that three of my old fillings needed to be replaced, and that I could use some teeth whitening. Look dear new dentist, I’m almost 40 and I have two kids.  Do you really think I’m willing to spend thousands of dollars on things that will have very minor impact on my health just to look better? Hell yeah.
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T: I changed the locks on the house. When we moved in about 8 years ago, we had a lot of stuff to buy for the house, and I ended up skimping on the door handles and locks. The result was handles and locks flaking away, looking like crap and really hard to operate. So yesterday when the lock almost ate my key, I decided it was time to get new hardware. And yes, when I tell that story I will say that I changed the locks while LovelyWife was away on a business trip. Now that’s what I call “making (up) memories”.

  • Mac Daddy: After almost 30 years as a PC, I’m going to the dark side. It started with an iPhone last October, then a iPad in June and now I am getting this soon. That is, as soon as I can make my way in a store without fighting off hundreds of people playing poker right there in the Apple store. What is wrong with those people? Who goes to a computer store to play poker? Anyways, I’m still hesitant about going for the 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 for 300$ more than the 3.2GHz Intel Core i3. Any advice greatly appreciated.

In pure Call of Cthulhu tradition, I’ll keep the last bullet for myself for when the madness finally returns from her business trip and notices she can’t get in the house.

Ewglu phln’slghn hngl’wi. Krha’gr br’clnuilha wgah’rly’ueh v’glua n’gl.

LW Birthday

Edit: Apparently, publishing from my iPhone messes up the coding. There I fixed it. 😉

It’s my LovelyWife’s birthday tomorrow. Last week I asked her what she wanted for a present.
‘Oh, I don’t know,’ she said . ‘Just give me something with diamonds.’

That’s why I’m giving her a pack of playing cards.

Hey at least they’re awesome cards!

Like I always say, it’s good to be the King!

P.S.: This post wouldn’t work at all in French, because diamonds are not called diamants, they’re called panes or tiles (carreau) as in window panes or floor tiles, and LovelyWife would never ask for “Quelque chose avec des carreaux“.

The awesome image of the King of Diamonds is from my friend Dave2 from Blogography, used with his permission.

Sofa: King tired.

He said: “It pisses me off when you tell me that you will be back around a certain time and you get here three hours later.

She heard: “I don’t want you to go out with your friends.

He said: “You could’ve called to let me know you were coming back later.

She heard: “You need to tell me exactly what you did with those people because I don’t trust you.

Of course it went downhill from there.

She has every right to be mad that someone would prevent her from going out with her friends, and ask for a play-by-play of her activities.

But he’s not that someone. He says what he means, and he means what he says. He has a perfect track record at that.

So he’s still pissed.

And she still thinks he doesn’t want her to go out with her friends.

Ticket to Ride

Everyone remembers this post, right?

Oh wait. I just looked and only TWO of you commented on that brilliant post. What gives? I’ll give you a minute to read the other post, comment and come back here.

All right, moving along.

Yesterday was CutieDaughter’s first full day of school. LovelyWife dropped her at school in the morning – that backpack was so heavy I almost couldn’t lift it! – and she was to take the bus to get back home at night.

The bus ride is very short. Provided you don’t forget to get off the bus at some point.

Click to embiggify
  • Green is CutieDaughter school
  • Red is our house.
  • Pink is where she got off.

This one shows the bus route.

Click to embiggify
  • Green is CutieDaughter school
  • Red is our house.
  • Pink is where she got off.

Now if there was ever a doubt that CutieDaughter is LovelyWife’s blood…